City Life / Atelier Du Pont

first_img “COPY” Architects: Atelier du Pont Area Area of this architecture project CopyHousing•Massy, France France City Life / Atelier Du PontSave this projectSaveCity Life / Atelier Du Pont photographs:  Frédéric Delangle, Takuji ShimmuraPhotographs:  Frédéric Delangle, Takuji ShimmuraDeveloper:SemmassyProject Managers:François GiannesiniClient:DreamPorgram:Student residence, tourist accommodation and shopsCity:MassyCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Takuji ShimmuraRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Text description provided by the architects. The European Union Square is the active center and heart of the western sector of Massy. The space is very urban, dense, and lively; life revolves around a large public space.Save this picture!© Frédéric DelangleSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Frédéric DelangleThe project exploits its particular situation and creates a link between the two different landscapes: the city and the railway tracks. It consists of two buildings, so two programs, accessed through a common garden: a hotel and a student residence sit atop a continuous base of shops. The arrangement of the buildings is thought to open the garden on the square and create a visual breakthrough suggesting the railway landscape in the distance. On the side facing the city, the building façade is very solid and continuous. On the railway side, it leaves room for unobstructed views of the emptiness of the railways and shows a more contemporary face of the city.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe facades facing the street are made solely and simply of glass. Out of public limit, with colored metal siding, they ” undulate” and create various perspectives with tones that produce a vibration and enhance the garden. They create a warm environment and they enliven the square as well as the side that faces the railway tracks. Save this picture!© Frédéric DelangleProject gallerySee allShow lessStudio Libeskind, Mecanoo and Haptic Appointed to Van Alen Institute’s International…Architecture NewsDuplex in Tel Aviv / Toledano +ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Place de l’Union Européenne, 91300 Massy, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY”center_img CopyAbout this officeAtelier du PontOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingMassyFrancePublished on January 19, 2016Cite: “City Life / Atelier Du Pont” 19 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ AbstractFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MShower ColumnsAXORShowers – AXOR LampShower by NendoWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMTable LampsAxolightTable Lights – SkirtDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Glass Pivot Door – Rabel 8700 Slim Super ThermalUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexExterior DeckingHouse of BambooDecking – BambooAnti-Corrosive CoatingsTIGERPowder Coating – Drylac® Bianco 605More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?城市生活广场 / Atelier Du Pont是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream City Life / Atelier Du Pont Area:  7350 m² Area:  7350 m² Photographs Housing Save this picture!© Frédéric Delangle+ 12 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDailylast_img read more

Smashed at the SSL

first_imgA politics graduate student gained access to the Social Science Library early on Sunday morning and smashed through the toughened glass of an inner door.The St Anthony’s student had been given 24 hour access to the library by his department.The police were called at 1.15am and the man was arrested inside the library. University security services also attended the scene.One source told Cherwell that the politics student used both a chair and a ‘book drop’ box to smash his way through the glass. He was found to have suffered cuts from the incident. The remainder of the toughened glass required a hammer to be cleared from the frame the next day.The student was arrested for criminal damage but released on bail later on Sunday. He has claimed that he does not remember causing the damage but has offered the university an apology and says he will pay the cost of the replacement.If the university accepts the student’s offer to pay for the damage and the money is paid, Thames Valley Police will not bring criminal charges. The glass in the door was bespoke and had been manufactured in Naples. A similar panel broken in the past cost £3,000 to replace, although the cost of repairing the damage may vary from this figure, depending on how the door is mended.Louise Clarke, librarian at the SSL, told Cherwell that student disruption was kept to a minimum. The glass was cleared on Sunday morning. Although some of the first students visiting the library had to enter through a fire escape, the main entrance was soon made accessible. The door was made secure by 12.30, just half an hour after the stated opening hours on Sundays.Oxford student Alistair Smout commented, ‘I basically live in the SSL these days, so I noticed the very next day. I didn’t realise it was an act of vandalism though! I know the SSL has its detractors but I don’t think that’s really on.’ He added, ‘Having said that, if I’d been stuck there with its artificial lights and 60s architecture for 24 hours it’s highly possible I’d end up wanting to break stuff too.’last_img read more